Every Kick Counts
Paying attention to movements helps expectant parents get to know what’s normal for their baby and speak up if they notice a change.Download App
Counting kicks is a simple way to monitor your baby’s well-being. Expectant parents should begin counting daily at the start of the third trimester.
Start a timer and record the time it takes for you to feel 10 movements.
Pick a time when baby is active to start counting, preferably the same time every day.
After each day's counting session, compare that time with your past sessions.
Contact your provider if you notice any significant changes in the amount of time it takes to get to 10.
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Use our free app daily in the third trimester to get to know your baby’s normal movement pattern, the average amount of time it takes your baby to get to 10 movements.Get the App
Our goal is to make kick counting a common practice in the third trimester by reaching as many providers and expectant parents as possible.
Iowa’s stillbirth rate decreased by 32% during the first 10 years of the Count the Kicks campaign.
Our goal is to save 7,500 babies in the U.S. every year by expanding Count the Kicks.
Our printed educational materials are free to order in 25 states thanks to the support of our partners.
How to Count Kicks
Research shows kick counting, keeping a daily record of a baby’s movements during the third trimester, is an easy, free and reliable way to monitor a baby’s well-being in addition to regular prenatal visits.Learn More
Count the Kicks is an evidence-based stillbirth prevention campaign that provides educational resources to healthcare providers and expectant parents.
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Through years of outreach and education, the babies we have helped still inspire us the most.
Meet our baby saves and learn how Count the Kicks helped save their lives.Baby Saves
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